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June 29th, 2009, 06:12 PM
i recently OC's my CPU and need to keep an eye on my temp, how do i do this using ubuntu?

June 29th, 2009, 06:14 PM

this is a good thing to use :) :popcorn::popcorn:

June 29th, 2009, 06:16 PM
i fail'd already, when i copy the command into the terminal i get this:
neil@ubuntu:~$ apt-get install lm-sensors
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13 Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

why is this?

June 29th, 2009, 06:17 PM
you have to put sudo in front of that to run it as root :)

sudo apt-get install lm-sensors :)


blur xc
June 29th, 2009, 06:20 PM
If you are into the geeky side of seeing what you computer is doing, search the fourm for "conky". I've got mine set up to display cpu temps of both cores, video card temp, hdd temp, cpu loading, mem usage, etc...etc...

It's kind of fun to setup- infinitely customizable.


June 29th, 2009, 06:20 PM
now i get this: neil@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install lm-sensors
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package lm-sensors is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package lm-sensors has no installation candidate

June 29th, 2009, 06:24 PM
sudo apt-get install sensors-applet :popcorn:

June 29th, 2009, 06:28 PM
sorry to be a pain but this time it's
neil@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install sensors-applet
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package sensors-applet

June 29th, 2009, 06:32 PM

go into synaptic

click all available applications

and sype in sensors and click X sensors :)

June 29th, 2009, 07:25 PM
thanks i have the software but it's just a blank window

June 29th, 2009, 07:44 PM
Go to www.medibuntu.org and check how to enable repos. Then do a sudo apt-get install lm-sensors hddtemp after install a terminal will pop up for hddtemp, say yes to all options, then do a sudo sensors-detect and say yes to all options and then enter twice. I use gkrellm as front end to monitor temps and volts as well as other options, you can do a sudo apt-get install gkrellm

Reboot and fire up gkrellm from system tools and you will find all the sensors listed, in case you have nvidia or ati card with their drivers loaded, you will see the GPU temp as well.